Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Crystal Castles, Phantogram, Madonna, Nicole Millar


band members

Emily and Hamish


Website

linktr.ee/nakatomi_band

Bio

"Feels like Valerie Dore, The Knife and Savage wrapped up in a bundle”, Linda Margliano, Triple j

Following on from last year's euphoric taster track Wooden Castle, Adelaide duo Nakatomi have reached a new pinnacle with their outstanding self-titled EP. Amassing an ever-growing fanbase for their stellar songs and high energy live show, Nakatomi have emerged as Australia's most exciting future-pop duo – earning their place as one of the premier acts in a talent-rich city.

Featuring the fully-charged vocals of Em Smart, Nakatomi craftily blend modern dance with retro synths, creating a huge hook-laden sound that is equal parts progressive and nostalgic. As they seamlessly espouse '80s nu wave with '90s grunge (with a liberal helping of modern electro pop) Smart and musical partner Hamish Cox prove themselves to be outstanding songwriters.

Nominated as ‘Best New Artist’ (2016) and 'Most Popular Electronic Artist' (2017) at the SA Music Awards, Nakatomi have clearly made an impression on their hometown. Writing lush and vibrant genre-hopping songs, the duo have already been met with airplay on triple j, rotation on triple j Unearthed and community stations around Australia, have been featured in Fresh FM’s Hot 92, and were Rolling Stone’s Pick of the Week.

Having torn the roof off every type of venue imaginable (from intimate house parties to, art galleries, to sold-out festivals) Nakatomi understand how to create and focus a larger-than-life energy. Enlisting producer/drummer Mario Spate as part of their live show, the trio perform with a stadium-sized vivacity, and in just a few short years have become a key part of the Adelaide Electro scene. Teaming up with an impressive production ensemble of JP Fung (Silverchair, Last Dinosaurs),Tony Buchen (Montaigne, Asta, East) and Mario Spate (Tkay Maidza, Mane), Nakatomi have outdone themselves in capturing the excitement of their live shows in the studio.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Feb 2019

Triple J
30

Low key production from Nakatomi this time 'round, which is an interesting development. Was waiting for it to perhaps take another leap but that floaty final minute is really pretty.

Low key production from Nakatomi this time 'round, which is an interesting development. Was waiting for it to perhaps take another leap but that floaty final minute is really pretty.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Feb 2019

Triple J
30

Low key production from Nakatomi this time 'round, which is an interesting development. Was waiting for it to perhaps take another leap but that floaty final minute is really pretty.

Low key production from Nakatomi this time 'round, which is an interesting development. Was waiting for it to perhaps take another leap but that floaty final minute is really pretty.

Review

Review by Erica Mallett Erica Mallett

06 Jul 2018

Triple J
35

well, wind me up and set me off! this got me AMPED

well, wind me up and set me off! this got me AMPED